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Oprah Winfrey, Andrew Young at April 7 Angelou ceremony

March 30, 2015 11:30 AM

  • Oprah Winfrey and Andrew Young will participate in the April 7 first-day ceremony for the Maya Angelou forever stamp.

Actress and television personality Oprah Winfrey will join Ambassador Andrew Young and Postmaster General Megan Brennan for the April 7 first-day ceremony welcoming the Maya Angelou forever stamp.

The 11 a.m. ceremony will take place at the Warner Theatre, 513 13th St. NW, in Washington, D.C.

The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Anyone interested in attending should RSVP online or by calling 866-268-3243 before 5 p.m. Eastern Time April 3. Each RSVP is limited to two seats. Doors open at 9:30 a.m.

A story posted previously on Linns.com provided public transportation and parking details for those interested in attending.

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Melissa Harris-Perry, a professor of political science at Wake Forest University and host of the program Melissa Harris-Perry on the MSNBC network will serve as master of ceremonies.

Also attending will be Angelou’s grandson Colin Johnson; Rep. Danny Davis (D-IL); poet Sonia Sanchez; author and journalist Sophia Nelson; Howard University English professor Eleanor Traylor; poet and civil rights activist Nikki Giovanni; civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton; and Atlanta-based artist Ross Rossin, who painted the portrait of Angelou used for the stamp design.

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